2018 Summer Internship Program (Paid)

Academic Credits





$13 per hour

Hours per week

20-25 hours



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



150 Elizabeth St
New York
United States


Organization Summary:

The Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (“CPC”) was founded in 1965 in response to the growing number of Chinese immigrants in New York City. Today, CPC is the nation's largest Asian American social services organization and strives to be the premier social service and leadership development organization. CPC serves over 60,000 community members each year through more than 50 programs at over 30 sites throughout New York City, including early childhood education, school-age care, youth services, workforce development, community services, and senior services.

In 2017, CPC launched Advancing Our CommUNITY, its organization-wide strategy to expand services to address persistent needs and emerging trends by improving leadership skills among staff and community members.

Job Description:

We’re currently seeking passionate individuals interested in the nonprofit sector to join our 2018 Summer Internship Program. Internships are available in the following areas: Policy and Advocacy, Operations and Compliance, and Development. Interns’ primary responsibilities can be found below.

Interns will also take part in workshops conducted by non-profit professionals and attend luncheons with guest speakers.

This is a compensated internship.

Work Status

Interns must have legal work status in the U.S. to be compensated. Students without legal work status or those who must complete an internship for school credit uncompensated will still be considered. Please be prepared to state your status should you be contacted during the review process. 

Other Compensation

While CPC cannot provide housing arrangements for the internship program, interns who are working uncompensated because of work status or school credit are eligible for Metro Transit benefits to cover transportation to and from work. 

Location and Schedule

150 Elizabeth Street, New York, New York 10012

Office Open: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Hours: 20-25 hours per week

Start/End Date: June – August 2018; Start/end date and workday hours are flexible depending on the student’s schedule

The closest subway stations are J/Z Bowery, 6 Spring Street, and B/D Grand Street.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Below is a brief description for each internship. To learn more about a particular internship or to inquire further, please contact Michael Ng, Operations and Compliance Coordinator, at mng@cpc-nyc.org.

Policy and Advocacy

  • This internship is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in public policy, research, advocacy, government affairs and social justice. The intern will conduct research on public policy issues, prepare briefs, memos, presentations or other materials, and assist on planning and implementation of advocacy and government affairs projects. Strong research, writing and communications skills, and an interest in advocacy and social justice encouraged.

Operations and Compliance

  • This internship is a great opportunity for someone to learn about the operations at a large non-profit organization. The intern will assist the team on the administration of several key public-health related programs, some research and writing, emergency response and preparation planning, facilities management, and internal compliance and policy reviews. The intern will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with our network organizations.

Development (Grant Writing and Research)

  • This internship is a great opportunity for a motivated self-starter with exceptional analytical and writing skills to learn about fundraising and development operations at a large non-profit organization. The intern will assist the Development team with writing, research, evaluation of data, special projects and events that support the overall mission of the organization. 

Development (Donor Relations and Special Events)

  • This internship is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in learning about fundraising and development operations at a large non-profit organization. The intern will assist the Development team in the cultivation of prospective donors, donor database management, special events planning and content creation.

Experience & Qualifications:

Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate level students. Candidates may be asked to verify class standing and/or grade point average. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheet management, and excellent research skills; graphic design is helpful.

How To Apply

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Michael Ng at mng@cpc-nyc.org (please write "CPC Internship Program" and the internship you’re applying for in the subject line). Only completed applications will be reviewed.

CPC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of all backgrounds and national origins.

Application deadline is April 6, 2018.